The Australian Forest Growers National Conference in Launceston

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Date(s) - 23 Oct 2016 until 26 Oct 2016
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Greater Launceston & Tamar Valley

NRM, Landcare and farm forestry (on private land) align in the TAMAR Valley in October 2016

The Australian Forest Growers National Conference in Launceston 23-26 October 2016 is much more than just about private forestry. AFG champions the role of trees in NRM as a mix of income generating activities which build biodiversity on farms.  Most conference delegates, being farmers, agree this just makes sense.

This conference offers land owners/managers opportunity to pursue a strong ‘Environment & Sustainability’ stream. Two of eight tours examine; (1) NRM, Landcare and forestry activities in the Tamar Valley – a microcosm of the successful integration of viable and sustainable land management practices and (2) the ambitious 6,000ha forest restoration project on farms in the Midlands – reflective of challenges across other parts of the state.

The nation’s best farm foresters, vying for title of the National Tree Farmer of the Year Award, will share their stories at the conference dinner.

In addition to 44 conference speakers, three ‘hands-on’ Grower Workshops encourage delegates to discuss experiences of some of arguably the nation’s leading private forest owners – including a fair share from Tasmania.

The full Conference program is at: and delegates are encouraged to register before the early bird close on 30 August 2016.

Arthur Lyons

Conference Convenor

0419 000 630